An Illinois woman hopes to reduce drunk driving this prom season by sharing the story of her own alcohol-induced car accident. Seneca Beverage Company is even bringing the woman to high schools in New York from April 30 to May 2 to share her story. She has been giving her presentation for over eight years and has presented to approximately 40,000 students. At one time the woman was a gifted college volleyball player, but she eventually dropped out of school and accepted a job as a bartender. On Aug. 23, 2003, the then-21-year-old drove home with a blood-alcohol level nearly four times the legal limit. The life-changing car accident occurred when she went off the road and missed her exit. Her car rolled four times, and she was thrown through the back window.
An Illinois man has been convicted on four charges ranging from disorderly conduct to aggravated DUI. The bench trial lasted for four days. His next court appearance, on April 22, is a pre-sentencing hearing, and he could find himself in prison for a maximum of 29 years.According to authorities, the motor vehicle accident started with road rage on June 13, 2012. The man got angry with a teenage driver and began driving erratically and following her car. He decided to make a left turn, which resulted in him driving into oncoming traffic.
A member of the North Chicago Police Department was charged with reckless homicide and aggravated DUI in Chicago after an accident that killed two college students. The officer was placed on administrative leave as soon as the North Chicago department was notified that he was in custody of the Chicago police. However, nothing was said about this motor vehicle accident at the most recent City Council meeting. The main topics on the agenda were the high school winning basketball team, discussion of purchasing police cars and honoring a police dog.This North Chicago Police Dept. has had many difficulties over the past few years with wrongful death lawsuits and allegations of misconduct by police officers. There have also been allegations of racism and use of unreasonable force in arrests. These problems may have been what caused people attending this meeting to speak up about the incident during the public forum and wonder about the possible liability of the city.
A 25-year-old woman died from multiple blunt force traumas when the car that she was a passenger in crashed in a single-car accident on Illinois State Route 251 by the intersection of County Road 900 North in El Paso, Illinois, on Feb. 23. It is alleged that the car accident was caused by the 29-year-old driver's being intoxicated, speeding and changing lanes improperly. Upon entering the intersection of County Road 900 North and Illinois State Route 251, the car crashed and caused the 25-year-old passenger to be ejected. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Three of the other occupants were injured in the accident.